it was a sunny day and i was glad to see that the solar production had already peaked at 6kW. apparently all that ice on the panels melted after all. ironically, i could see my neighbors' solar panels were still partially covered in snow (because they can't clean it like we can).
for lunch i had some yogurt with granola. in the afternoon i was trying to work up my low temperature endurance so i could brave the cold outside and go pick up my prescriptions then head to market basket. i finally left a bit after 2:30pm. there were piles of frozen snow in the bike lanes on certain spots, but for the most part the streets were navigable. i wore my helmet anyway, just in case i should slip and fall. i went to pick up my prescription at ride aid and also got some pistachios and cough drops on sale. i also got a bag of pecan on sale, for my pie recipe. it was relatively quiet at market basket, i came away with $40 worth of groceries, including ingredients for a quiche i'm making tomorrow night.
we made 36.45kWh today. when i compared the graph to the standard, i could see that we lost a little bit in the morning as the sun was melting the ice on the panels. it happened quick though, and by 9:30am we were already on track.
my new real ID driver license arrived today. security-wise, it seems similar to the old ID, but i guess its specialty lies in the background check beforehand. the photo of course is not very flattering, with my winter fat face. good news is i get to renew the license again in 5 years, so try to do better next time.
sandy back by 5:30pm and started making dinner immediately. at 6:30pm she went to go take a shower, so i figured she was done with dinner, but afterwards i heard her being busy in the kitchen once more. apparently she left something stewing on the stove and was finally ready to eat. she in the kitchen by 7:30pm, while i reheated my porkchops from sunday along with a small bowl of supplemental salad. i figured she'd relocate into the living room but she didn't because she chatted with kelvin briefly, but finally did some out after she was done with dinner by 8pm.